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Moving Traditions: Rosh Hodesh:

Rosh Hodesh (New Month): is a values-based and experiential Jewish program for young girls that strengthens self-esteem and Jewish identity. Rosh Hodesh meets girls where they are and draws on Jewish teachings and traditions to keep girls healthy and whole—despite the aspects of popular culture that encourage risky behaviors.

ROSH HODESH GROUPS Temple Isaiah will be offering Rosh Hodesh for all 8th-12th grade girls. These monthly sessions will offer a supportive environment where girls can explore the social and cultural issues they
encounter—and derive their own authentic Jewish values in response to the challenges they face—while having fun.

Moving Traditions: Shevet

Achim (Brotherhood) is a program for 8th-12th grade boys aimed at helping them to navigate the issues of masculinity in their lives and give them Jewish guidance, both spiritual and ethical, regarding what it means to be a mensch. More specifically the program will offer boys enjoyable activities while creating a safe space and enable boys to engage in meaningful discussion.

Temple Isaiah will be offering Achim groups for all 8th-12th grade boys. These monthly sessions will offer a supportive environment where boys can explore the social and cultural issues they
encounter—and derive their own authentic Jewish values in response to the challenges they face—while having fun.

More Info & Questions

Rosh Hodesh & Shevet are programs of Moving Traditions. Moving Traditions inspires women and men, boys and girls to engage more deeply with Judaism. We use gender as our framework because it shapes the way culture defines who we are and can become. For more information on Moving Traditions, to www.movingtraditions.org.

 

Kulam by Moving Traditions:

Kulam: All Gender Program for Teens from Moving Traditions

Our new Kulam program equips Jewish teens of all genders to engage in dynamic and authentic conversations in order to think reflectively, act courageously, and develop healthy, honest relationships. In this program, Jewish teens ask big questions about where, why and how they belong while exploring issues of identity, equity, and justice.

Tzelem by Moving Traditions:

Tzelem – Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Diverse, and LGBTQ+ Groups

Moving Traditions’ commitment to serving transgender, gender diverse, and LGBTQ+ Jewish youth is rooted in our core values, our mission, and our theory of change.  We work with teens in all our groups—Rosh Hodesh for teen girls, Shevet for teen boys, and Tzelem for transgender, nonbinary, gender fluid, or gender questioning and Tzelem+ for LGBTQ+ Jewish youth —to create safe spaces for teens of all genders and sexualities to talk about the issues in their lives as teens.

Tzelem seeks to enrich teens’ lives with the same core outcomes as all Moving Traditions Teen Groups:

  1. Develop a strong self-concept and the social emotional skills to navigate through life.
  2. Recognize and resist sexism personally and in their communities.
  3. Experience Judaism and Jewish community as personally relevant and meaningful.

We also recognize transgender oppression is related to – but not synonymous with – sexism and therefore address that as well in Tzelem.

Like Rosh Hodesh for teen girls and Shevet for teen boys, each month the Tzelem groups focus on topics such as healthy relationships, stress, belonging and identity; sessions also include opportunities to meet other teens and Jewish trans adult mentors, and to discuss issues around transition and gender expression. The teens explore the issues through games, art, discussion, and by drawing on Jewish teachings.

 

More Info & Questions

Rosh Hodesh & Achim are programs of Moving Traditions. Moving Traditions inspires women and men, boys and girls to engage more deeply with Judaism. We use gender as our framework because it shapes the way culture defines who we are and can become. For more information on Moving Traditions, got to www.movingtraditions.org.

Tue, August 9 2022 12 Av 5782